Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau

Doonesbury

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    Self-production in today’s music business. Bound to make the artist tons of money – NOT !

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Big record company support to make the artist tons of money….Not !

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Kick starter is a way that some enterprises get needed money to keep going.

  4. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray

    Either way, the artist is screwed !
    People don’t think that they should have to pay for their music. They think downloads and file sharing should be free.

  5. dukedoug

    dukedoug said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    The artist was always screwed … how long did it take for The Beatles to wrest control of their material, or Queen … or countless others ? Many never did succeed.


    And the record companies and copyright owners get to release the material over and over again as “new” media emerge – vinyl (singles and albums), “Best of” collections, re-mixes, box sets, 8-track, cassette, CD / DVD, “on-line” store etc., etc. We pay and they’re laughing …

  6. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …it might be different if there was real musical talent there.

  7. Knightwork

    Knightwork said, over 1 year ago

    @LInguist – check out Amanda Palmer. Did a kickstarter which was very successful.

  8. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, over 1 year ago

    And Mozart…

  9. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, over 1 year ago

    Big business screws and crushes everything and everybody.

  10. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @capndunzzl

    The strip has established the girl has real musical talent. Sherm might be in some legal trouble if he’s not telling his clients he can’t produce their albums without additional funding, though.

  11. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @dukedoug

    Luis C.K. is making a lot more money from self-publishing without worrying about piracy than if he went through any labels and DMCA protections. His work is pirated, but he doesn’t worry about it. He’s finding that people are willing to pay more for premiums and better-quality recordings they can’t get through ripoffs.

  12. esmeyny

    esmeyny said, over 1 year ago

    Mozart is a bad example. He earned a lot of money. And spent it. He had a “pauper burial” only because the emperor at the time legislated against “irrational” spending of resources on funerals.

  13. roctor

    roctor said, over 1 year ago

    Some think this cartoon is free.

  14. montessoriteacher

    montessoriteacher GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The Beatles are a bad example too. I would love to have as much $ as a Beatle!

  15. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, over 1 year ago

    There is a thriving middle-range in the music biz, where artists create and produce the recordings without the help of the music industry (it’s amazing what you can do with a “home” computer), market directly to customers over the internet, and earn a decent living. No, they don’t get rich, or famous enough to be mentioned on TMZ, but they do support themselves and their families in a comfortable middle-class lifestyle. Which may be a lot better than the big-business music scene, where something over 90 percent of the albums recorded never make enough money to cover the record-company expenses (production, promotion, cocaine for the executives, etc.) and therefore never pay any royalties to artists.

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